Eight years after a sex scandal that rocked Ambrose Alli University, involving Engr. Dr. Peter Otubu, lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic, a magistrate’s Court sitting in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State has convicted two siblings, Judith Ivie Okosun and Juliet Obehi Okosun, who are both graduates of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU).
According to The Guardian Newspaper, Chief Magistrate Maltina Iluobe of Ekpoma Chief Magistrate court, Esan West Local Government Area, who last weekend delivered judgement in the case marked MEK/18C/2012, sentenced the two former students who had since graduated from the institution to two years imprisonment, for unlawful detention and indecent assault on Engr. Dr. Peter Otubu.
The court recalled that Juliet Obehi Okosun (second accused person) had admitted in her evidence before the court that she had the key to the apartment where (first accused person), Judith Ivie Okosun, unlawfully assaulted Dr. Otubu who was held hostage and stripped naked at thier one room apartment in a private female hostel near the University on 17th July 2010. They were also said to have made Dr. Otubu to raise the sum of N100, 000. 00 cheque in favour of Judith Ivie Okosun.
The Dr. Peter Otubu, who was highly elated, said the judgement has vindicated him. He however noted that he was not sacked by management of AAU to enable him prove his innocence. “The principal suspect, Ivie Okosun, and her sister, Juliet have been jailed. Whether they were given an option of fine or not. I am satisfied, as the judgment has proved my innocence. To correct the erroneous impression, I was never dismissed from AAU, my appointment was terminated due to the video that was posted on the internet.”
Meanwhile, Human Rights Attorney and Gender Activist, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi has demanded for thorough investigation into the sexploitation of Ms Monica Osagie, an MBA regular student of Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile –Ife and called on the school authorities not to compromise the reputation of this old and respected university and its responsibility for protecting its students in a bid to cover up the unethical and disgraceful behavior of individual lecturers (however widespread).
According to Akiyode-Afolabi, “contrary to the information coming from the university, Osagie was never invited by the school management to appear before any panel. I have been in contact with Osagie and have her instructions to inform the management of her willingness to appear before any school panel if and when duly invited.”
According to Dr Akiyode, contrary to the information coming from the University’s Press Release, Ms Monica Osagie was never invited by the school management to appear before any panel. Dr Akiyode, has been in contact with Ms. Osagie and has her instructions to inform the management of her willingness to appear before any school panel if and when duly invited. According to Dr Akiyode, in this case in point, Ms Osagie made efforts to inform senior members of the Faculty of Administrations about her predicament and no one was able or willing to intervene leaving her to resort to self- help in documenting her evidence.
It could be recalled that an audio clip of a telephone conversation between a lecterer and a student went viral. The lecturer, in the four-minute audio clip, was heard demanding sex with the yet-to-be identified student five times before he could upgrade her 33 marks to a pass. However, the student rejected the overtures on the grounds that the number of the romp did not commensurate with the pass mark the lecturer wanted to give her.